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Hi!<br><br>
I am thinking about relocating to Idaho. The biggest factor in where I settle will be employment location, but I would also like to find a crunchy-leaning area and a good doc, as well.<br><br>
Any Idahoans out there have an awesome pediatrician or family doc? (I am looking for someone who is supportive of extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping, and non-vax.)<br><br>
TIA!!
 

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I have heard that Waj Nasser at Capitol Family Practice in Boise is pretty non-vax friendly. There are a few mamas around here that could probably tell you more. My family practitioner is Gail Eberharter, and she's a very naturopathic MD. She's EBF-friendly and accepting of co-sleeping (though I did get a speech once about why I should get DD out of our bed so that I could sleep better--like that would work <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">). I really like her a lot.<br><br>
Since I don't take my DD there (she's a little hard to get in to because she keeps goofy office hours and I generally need to get DD in for something more quickly), I've never talked about vaccinations with her to know her position, but I am pretty sure she'd be very anti-vax friendly. HTH!
 

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Uh, any particular part on Idaho that you're aiming for? Because I'm about... what, 8-10 hours away from Valkyrie (you basically either have to go through OR or MT).<br><br>
There's crunchy going on in my area, it just takes time to ferret those folks out.<br><br>
I have an awesome family doc that my (also awesome) midwife actually recommended a few years ago. He sees me, both kids, and at some point will see hubby and the bean. Not a problem doing delayed/selective/non vaxing as long as you know what you're doing, was thrilled I was *gasp* still nursing my youngest when I brought him in for his first wbc at 13mo, is happily surprised when I bring up taking probiotics with something for some reason, and didn't look at me like I had four heads the first time I met him (and was testing him I suppose) and started discussing cloth menstrual pads. He was actually intrigued. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Co-sleeping's never come up, honestly. If it did, I don't remember any fits about it.<br>
He's also disillusioned with insurance companies and sky-rocketing medical stuff, so he just doesn't deal with insurance. Which makes a 15-30 minute office visit with him only $50-$60 or so, vs. the $90-$150 I've paid at other places for a mere 2 minutes of the NP's time. I just get my receipt and fax a copy to my insurance company and they reimburse us directly.<br><br>
And the best part? They don't overbook (on purpose) and the nice (sorta hippie) receptionist crates her dog under the desk at work - instant kid entertainment that lasts as long as you're there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> When we do go in we typically have free reign over the office, and my 4yo zooms straight for the cupboard with toys. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Thank you both for your replies....<br><br>
No, there really isn't any area I am leaning toward at this time. I think I am going to take a week long vacation in the area and just peruse around and see what I see. I am a traveler at heart and trying to start a life with my son. Just want a change of scenery and trying to find an enviornment that is a <i>little</i> more accepting of my values...Not too much to ask right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I have been googling a lot of areas out west and the pictures I have stumbled upon of Idaho are just breathtaking.<br><br>
lmonter - Where are you located? I tried to google Valkyrie to get a bit of an idea, but I couldn't find it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> It sounds like you have found a great doc <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Oh, sorry, I meant I'm a ways away from the previous poster. I'm in Kootenai County, she's not. You'll find Kootenai via google this time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Poke around the photos on my blog for my own photos of around here. Some back in January or December (many pages back) when I was driving around town and to a friend's house a few miles out of town, the garden (that I keep expanding as I seem to be a gardening freak as I get older), etc.<br><br>
Yes, I've told my doc he's not allowed to retire unless he gets a good replacement just like him in place. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 
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